Becoming an Entrepreneur
Are you ready to jumpstart your success? The focus in this module will be skill development. You will be asked to develop a business idea and pitch it to a panel of entrepreneurs while immersing yourself in everything from product design to branding and finance, along with a deep dive into the fundamentals of marketing and advertising. And because many of these skills extend beyond business, this module will help you succeed across every aspect of your life.
In this module, you’ll understand the process and gain the skills you need to develop a real-world technical design project. This bio-inspired robotics course covers the entire development process from analyzing, designing and manufacturing, to programming and testing. You’ll also learn 3D modeling, mobile app development and embedded programming to prepare you for an engineering job.
Intro to Sustainability
You will be challenged to identify the assumptions around natural resource use, environmental degradation and unsustainable agricultural practices. You will explore possibilities for reshaping production and consumption patterns, and examine social change theory to learn how to affect those assumptions. You'll also analyze industrial agricultural systems, industries, and practices.
Welcome to Fermentation 101, where you’ll learn all you need to know to start dabbling in the world of yeast cultures and bacteria that enrich our foods. This hybrid module, which includes both online instruction and in-place projects, will take you through a weekly journey of different cultures. You’ll explore the theoretical foundations and share products with your learning peers, as well as explore interesting and educational experiments.
Are you artistic and interested in designing your own product that can make an impact in the area of sustainable development, ecology, conservation, or health? This virtual internship is for you. You’ll work with an intern supervisor who will help guide your experience--from defining your target audience and identifying your product idea to scaling and final production. The best part? You'll walk away new skills and a clear understanding of your areas of interest, as well as a roadmap for future projects.
A financial education program that shows young people how money relates to the things they really want in life. Users first set their priorities for each phase of life and then make career, personal, and lifestyle choices. As each choice is made, they can see how it aligns with their priorities and impacts their quality of life, as well as how it influences their finances.